Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Report from Dar Es Salaam 01 :: Changing Attitude

Quoting: The Revd Colin Coward, Director of Changing Attitude England, Davis Mac-Iyalla, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria and the Revd Caro Denton Hall from Integrity USA arrived at the White Sands Hotel, Jangani Beach, Tanzania on Monday.
The conservatives are already here, and as reported elsewhere, have set up headquarters at an adjacent hotel where they have been planning their strategy for the coming week with Archbishop Peter Akinola and Bishop Martyn Minns (CANA). Canon David Anderson (American Anglican Council) and Chris Sugden (Anglican Mainstream are here too....

The Primates and those involved in the organisation of the Primates meeting are in a self-contained part of the building, protected by security guards. If they remain inside their own enclave, contact with any of them will be impossible. However, if they want to speak directly to their own lobby group, beyond phone conversations, they will have to come outside. Then Davis will have an opportunity to introduce himself to other Primates, including his own, Archbishop Peter Akinola, and engage with them as one Anglican to another. If, like David Anderson and Chris Sugden, they reveal a reluctance to engage, this will reveal the dishonesty of Primates who claim to be committed to the listening process and to love their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church, but in reality, are unable to overcome their instinctive prejudice and fear.

If the conservatives were not so fearful, they would not need to be here 4 days in advance, meeting and planning their strategy.

Via titusonenine.

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